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BP face claims from Transocean

There seems to be no good news for BP at the moment, as the company has just had to deny claims that it is hiding data on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion.

The firm that owned the Deepwater rig, Transocean, has alleged that BP is not handing over critical information it needs about the explosion on the 20th of April this year.

In a letter sent to Barack Obama’s cabinet Transocean’s lawyer wrote:

"BP has continued to demonstrate its unwillingness, if not outright refusal, to deliver even the most basic information to Transocean.

"This is troubling, both in light of BP's frequently stated public commitment to openness and a fair investigation and because it appears that BP is withholding evidence in an attempt to prevent any other entity other than BP from investigating,"

BP has steadfastly refuted the claims made by Transocean stating:

"We are disappointed that Transocean has opted to write a letter with so many misguided and misleading assertions, including the assertion that BP is 'withholding evidence.

"We have been at the forefront of co-operating with various investigations commissioned by the US government and others into the causes of the Deepwater Horizon tragedy,"

Transocean has 249 lawsuits currently being filed against it for damages.

The news comes just hours after the claims that a plume of chemicals is still floating in the Gulf of Mexico and spill containment and clean-up operations still need further work.

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